Transport for the North and the Department for Transport have agreed a plan with rail operator Northern in response to its "inadequate" performance following sweeping changes to its timetables.
It follows months of disruption for Bolton's rail users, with trains cancelled and delayed every day, reaching a peak after the introduction of a new timetable on Monday.
Last night at least another 11 trains were axed by Northern, the franchise run by Arriva, rounding off a week of cancellations and delays.
There are now delays and cancellations on the Manchester - Blackburn - Clitheroe line, the Manchester Airport- Blackpool North as well as many others across the county.
Thousands of commuters have faced crammed trains or have been left to find alternative forms of transport due to a raft of delays and cancellations to Northern services along the Cumbria Coast Line, Furness Line and Lakes Line.
A GTR spokesman said new services were being added "incrementally" due to the "scale and complexity of the task" which involves redeploying drivers and trains as well as changing operating practices.
Hundreds of services have been cancelled by Northern and Govia Thameslink Railway since departure times were rescheduled on Sunday.
Mr Grayling said: "What we have seen in the last few days has not been good enough".
Introducing new services, providing passengers with faster journeys and delivering more seats will be part of this essential transformation - but the level of disruption that passengers have experienced in the north is unacceptable.
"We are committed to working with Network Rail and Northern stakeholders to deliver the services our customers expect and deserve".
He continued: "Improving the service for Northern customers is the number one performance priority for my department and we will work with the industry to keep disruption at a minimum".
Mr Johnson is working directly with Mr White on these plans, which will be implemented immediately. Even before the changes were made, Burnham wrote to TfN to highlight Northern's performance, saying he had been "bombarded" with complaints about the operator's performance and calling for an investigation into whether it is in breach of its franchise agreement.
"Both Transport for the North and the Department for Transport, through the Rail North Partnership, will be monitoring progress against the plan on a daily basis".
Northern's timetable recovery plan will tackle the disruption to services following its timetable change as the government carries out the biggest modernisation of the rail network since Victorian time.